Hardwood Care in Downers Grove

Our Hardwood Maintenance Guide

Hardwood floors are one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. For homeowners in Downers Grove, cleaning and maintaining your hardwood is the most critical step to protect this investment. Your experts here at Floor Coverings International Downers Grove are here with our professional tips that will help your floor last for generations! Top Priorities No matter…
Walnut hardwood flooring in Downers Grove

Walnut Hardwood Flooring: American vs. Brazilian

Many exotic hardwood species share similar names with domestic hardwoods, making it difficult to understand the difference. Walnut and cherry hardwoods are just a couple of examples. Fortunately, our Floor Coverings International Downers Grove team can help you learn more about these species so you can choose the best option for your Downers Grove home. Today we will focus on…
Parquet wood flooring in Downers Grove

3 Flooring Ideas with Vintage Charm

Many Downers Grove homeowners love the look of houses with old-fashioned charm. If you already live in an older home with vintage details, you can play up its age and character by installing floors with a similar charm. But even if you live in a new home, you can also add vintage character by choosing…
Anna Kovalchenko

Interview with Interior Designer Anna Kovalchenko

Floor Coverings International Downers Grove is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Anna Kovalchenko is the talented interior designer behind L’Essenziale . You can follow Anna on BlogLovin, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. What's one of your favorite design pieces you have in your own home? I am in the process of…
Wood flooring installation in Downers Grove

What is the Janka Hardness Scale?

Have you heard of the Janka scale? You may know the name if you’ve spent time shopping for hardwood floors. It’s a way of measuring and comparing the relative hardness of different wood species. The Janka scale is used throughout the flooring industry, and it’s particularly useful for comparing the toughness and durability of different…
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Hardwood Flooring Trends

When it comes to interior design many Downers Grove homeowners stay away from any flooring that’s deemed trendy for the time being. The term “trend” is often equated with temporality; just because something is in style now doesn’t mean it will be in a few years. Particularly when it comes to expensive elements of a…